Jacob Siegel has an excellent piece in The Daily Beast with comments from former special forces about how much 300 US soldiers can accomplish in Baghdad.
Our special forces will try to find worthwhile targets for an air war with the bombs delivered by drones.
The drones will keep labor costs down and avoid burdening the Veterans Administration hospitals at a time when they are already way overburdened. The whole ISIS thing seems like a reason to accelerate the development of robots. No need for asabiyya in the men of military age if robots can do all the fighting. For an imperial nation in decline that is going to become more important.
|Share |||By Randall Parker at 2014 June 25 10:16 PM|